Magnificent moths and Guelder Rose

Moths are stunning and fascinating creatures that share our gardens. This episode we talk about what they are, why they are important and how we can help them! We also share our enthusiasm for the year-round beauty that is Viburnum opulus, or the Guelder Rose.

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Moths general

British moths: identification, butterfly differences and observing – Saga

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UKMoths | Guide to the moths of Great Britain and Ireland

UK moths: nine of the most colourful and distinctive | Natural History Museum (

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Moths in your garden / RHS Gardening

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Moth research

Moths have a secret but vital role as pollinators in the night | UCL News – UCL – University College London

Nocturnal pollinators strongly contribute to pollen transport of wild flowers in an agricultural landscape | Biology Letters (

Construction, validation, and application of nocturnal pollen transport networks in an agro‐ecosystem: a comparison using light microscopy and DNA metabarcoding (

Is light pollution driving moth population declines? A review of causal mechanisms across the life cycle – Boyes – 2021 – Insect Conservation and Diversity – Wiley Online Library

Pollination by nocturnal Lepidoptera, and the effects of light pollution: a review – MACGREGOR – 2015 – Ecological Entomology – Wiley Online Library

The dark side of street lighting: impacts on moths and evidence for the disruption of nocturnal pollen transport – Macgregor – 2017 – Global Change Biology – Wiley Online Library

StateofMothsReport2021.pdf (

Nocturnal pollination: an overlooked ecosystem service vulnerable to environmental change (

Viburnum opulus

Guelder Rose | Wildflower Garden plant selector | The Wildflower Garden (

Viburnum opulus (Guelder rose) – BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine (

Viburnum opulus | Online Atlas of the British and Irish Flora (

Guelder-rose | The Wildlife Trusts

Viburnum opulus L. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science

Viburnum lantana L. and Viburnum opulus L. (V. lobatum Lam., Opulus vulgaris Borkh.) (


Layering / RHS Gardening

Cuttings: softwood / RHS Gardening

Cuttings: semi-ripe / RHS Gardening


Viburnum opulus ‘Roseum’ | red guelder rose/RHS Gardening

Viburnum opulus ‘Xanthocarpum’ | yellow-fruited guelder rose/RHS Gardening

Viburnum opulus ‘Compactum’ | compact guelder rose/RHS Gardening

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